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TWRA Updates and Closures due to COVID-19

Public Notice:

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is pleased to announce a grant opportunity to Tennessee counties, municipalities, chambers of commerce, and other governmental entities that can administer a grant to privately owned businesses that are operating as licensed Wholesale Fish Dealers. 

This grant program was funded by the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) to increase capacity for existing ACHIP contractors and new Tennessee resident Wholesale Fish Dealer businesses. 

Please review the grant opportunity, if you have questions please contact Eric Ganus, Commercial Fisheries Program Coordinator, TWRA at (615) 418-1945 or by email at 

Agricultural Land for Lease, Cordell Hull Wildlife Management Area

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency announces the intention to award Revenue leases on agricultural parcels in Cordell Hull WMA and Refuge in Jackson and Smith counties for the term of 5 years. The agricultural areas to be leased consist of approximately 1,000 acres over 10 separate contracts. Bids will be accepted from December 15, 2020, to January 12, 2021. Submitted bids will be opened at 10:00 a.m. on January 13, 2021, at the TWRA Regional office 464 Industrial Blvd Crossville, TN 38555. To receive an invitation to bid or for more information on this leasing program, call Johnny Poston at (615) 342-9307 or email at